OTT stands for Over the Top and it refers to movies and tv series content available via a high-speed Internet connection rather than via cable or satellite provider. Using OTT platforms, users also get an option to choose the plan and pay as per their viewing need.
Here are some of the most popular streaming platforms and their subscription plans currently being offered in India.
Disney+ Hotstar is priced at Rs 1,499 per year for the Premium plan and at Rs 399 per year for the VIP plan. The Premium plan has no restrictions on content consumption, however, the VIP plan doesn’t offer content from HBO originals.
Netflix is one of the most popular and expensive streaming platforms in India. The monthly plans starts at Rs 199, which sounds reasonable, however, this plan only offers SD quality content on smartphones or tablets.
The basic plan, at Rs 499 per month allows streaming the shows and movies on laptops and TVs.
Under the Rs 499 plan, Netflix allows users to stream on one screen at a time in SD quality. However the Standard plans, starting at Rs 649, allows users to access content on two screens in HD quality.
The premium plan which is priced at Rs 799, offers users access to Ultra HD as well as HD content on four screens at a time.
Amazon Prime Video offers one of the most affordable service, priced at Rs 999 per year and at Rs 129 per month. Under these plans the company offers users access to 4K content, unlimited downloads and access to a huge library of content. It also offers users free and faster delivery with Amazon, early access to exclusive deals on the site and access to Prime Music. All of these services combined, make the platform quite affordable.
It allows streaming on up to 6screens at once, and allows users to download and watch content unlimited times.
Zee5 is another popular OTT platform with a huge content library. It includes original TV series and movies. Zee5 offers Rs 999 per year or Rs 99 per month with all content access.
YouTube Premium subscription plan removes all of the ads from the platform. It offers subscription at Rs 129 per month and at Rs 399 for three months. There is a Family plan also, which allows up to five additional members into their subscription at Rs 189 per month.
SonyLIV consists live sports, which is most likely expected to resume once COVID-19 pandemic is over. The platform also offers a number of shows and movies. It also consists of a dedicated section for live Sony TV channels. It is priced at Rs 29 for seven days, Rs 99 for 30 days, and at Rs 299 for six months.
Apart from above OTT streaming platforms, there are other platforms like AltBalaji, MX Player who do offer several reasonable subscription options. However, It is recommended that you choose it carefully as they do contain a few erotic shows that might not be of good taste.